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Last updated:
November, 2017

BibleShow software presentation

BibleShow is a software solution for presenting Holy Scripture verses on any video display device (monitor, projector, TV set, HMD) connected to a personal computer running Microsoft Windows operating system. The application is to be shared free of charge to any user, being developed with the aim to spread the Word of God (Bible) all over the world. The users that will mostly benefit of this tool are churches, Christian organizations, preachers, Bible study group leaders, but also the viewers that can enjoy reading Bible verses promptly displayed featuring a modern and appealing design.

What's new in BibleShow 5:

  • Parallel display of up to 4 Bible versions on the same screen;
  • Simultaneous display of the same video content on 2+ screens/computers;
  • Bible modules management (install/update/remove) within software;
  • NewTek NDI capability (output/streaming and input/background);
  • Touch screen support on Windows 7/8/10 powered devices;
  • Quick install within software of 200+ predefined themes;
  • New formatting of displayed text: words of Christ, selected passage, glow effect;
  • 15 new and dynamic slide transitions for impressive experience;
  • Seamless Freeze/Unfreeze of displayed scripture;
  • Search in Bible without typing diacritical marks / accent characters;
  • Faster startup and verse display on computers with low performances;
  • Over 60 Bible modules (and more to come) available for download;
  • Various software enhancements to facilitate free use of copyrighted resources;
  • Many more improvements of user interface and application responsiveness;
  • Advanced Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 (or newer) is required for BibleShow 5.

Features and Options:

  • Preview and display Bible verses (a single scripture at a time) by supplying complete or partial reference (version, book, chapter and verse);
  • Present multiple versions on the same screen by accessing a growing number of Bible translations;
  • Build and easily manage a program list with verse references to be displayed;
  • Search through the Bible for verses that contain a specific word or phrase;
  • Live monitor, preview and stream the video content displayed on the screen;
  • Ready to use hundreds of predefined themes, with capability to add new custom themes
  • Quick install/update of Bible modules available in numerous languages;
  • History of all Bible references displayed in the current working session;
  • More than enough options to setup and enhance scripture presentation: screen size and position, background content and border, verse/reference layout and formatting, transitions effect and duration, etc.
  • Countless possibilities to configure user interface: panels position and size, menu language, skin color palette, update notification, text formatting, useful tooltips, etc.
    Application's unique performances consists in: display any scripture using just 3-4 mouse clicks (or finger taps), show of 4 synchronized Bible versions on same screen, change of theme with a single click/tap, accent-free word search throughout entire Bible, keyboard shortcuts for mostly used functions, NDI capability, etc.

Software requirements:

  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows 7/8/10
  • Software framework: Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5.2 or newer
  • Free disk space: 30MB
  • Monitor resolution: 1280 x 768 pixels (or larger)
    It is highly recommended to use a dual-monitor system, that is a desktop/laptop/tablet computer with 2 video outputs (one for control monitor and the second one for video projector). Thus, the user will benefit from advanced display options and improved presentation control.

Terms of use / Software License Agreement:

  • The software author grants to users a limited, non-commercial, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-assignable, free of charge license to download, install and use BibleShow on computers or mobile devices, for the sole purpose of presenting Bible verses (mainly for church use).
  • The users will not sell, rent, lease, export, act as an intermediary or provider, or otherwise grant rights to third parties.
  • The users will not undertake, cause, permit or authorize the modification, creation of derivative works, reverse engineering, decompiling, disassembling or hacking of BibleShow executable files and Bible modules.
  • The author of the software cannot be held responsible of consequences that result from using the software and Bible text.
  • Even if the software is offered free of charge, its development required years of intensive work – many times struggling for appropriate resources. I wish that users do not feel embarrassed to support this project, but I encourage churches that will find this application indispensable, to contribute somehow for its improvement and addition of new Bible modules.
    Copyright © 2002-2017 Miodrag Recheşan

Bible Modules:

    BibleShow is delivered with standard King James Bible version included, which still is the most common English translation. The user can download and install many other translations in various languages like Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Romanian, Spanish, Tagalog, etc.
    Copyright law requirements associated to intellectual property rights have been taken seriously when designing the application and creating Bible modules. The software developer invested considerable energy to fulfill the demands of majority copyright holders so that BibleShow can remain a free-to-use application for everybody. Several Bible societies, publishers and translators have already granted their permission based on a written agreement, after providing the evidence of good-will usage of copyrighted texts. Since this is a lifetime process and most of the copyright owners responded positively to requests, the BibleShow author ventured further to create Bible modules taking into account the following essential rules:
    • Each Bible module states clearly the copyright holder name or copyright status for Public Domain texts.
    • The complete official name of Bible translation is provided with capability to translate it into native language. The same applies to abbreviation (short name) of each version. The year of publishing is also appended to Bible full name.
    • Outstanding efforts has been engaged to provide an error free Scripture text. Latest available revision has been considered as source text.
    • Special focus is directed to incorporate all commonly used, modern and theologically accurate translations of Holy Bible for each spoken language.
    • Bible modules database is password protected with powerful Microsoft Access User-Level Security feature to prevent text extraction.
    • Additionally, BibleShow software is using multiple encryption levels to prevent access to source code.
    • Text to preview is restricted to one Bible chapter, while text to display is limited just to one verse.
    • The software displays version abbreviation (e.g. NIV) after each scripture reference and full copyright notice at the end of passage slide show.
    • BibleShow was, is and will remain a non-commercial project for helping Christian communities and individual users fulfilling the Great Commandment of our Lord Jesus Christ for reaching all peoples heart with the Word of God.
    • If your purpose of using BibleShow is a commercial one, or your product is not covered by fair use (gratis) permission policy, you have to contact legal copyright holder for approval to quote Bible text.

Software setup and removal:

  • Launch BibleShow5.exe executable file and follow on-screen instructions. In case that .NET Framework 4.5.2 (or later) is not found, you will be prompted to download it before software installation.
  • To remove the software (even later installed Bible modules, themes etc.) just access: Control Panel - Programs and Features - BibleShow 5, press Uninstall and follow on-screen instructions.

Remarks:

  • Next version of the BibleShow software will aim to improve performances and to add new Bible modules, functions and configuration options.
  • Praise be to God that gracefully sustained the development of this software, thus empowering us to fulfill the commandment of spreading the Gospel message all over the earth.
  • Special thanks to Bible societies, publishers and translators that offered the permission to use free of charge their copyrighted Scripture texts.
  • Feel free to contact us if you face issues during software installation/usage, find critical errors or want to come with improvement ideas. Press here to quickly send a message.